Question: I resized an actor and need to keep her that size. Is there a way to reestablish relationships between that actor and other objects without building the relationships from scratch?
Yes. This method can save you a lot of time compared to individual posing objects and saving each relationship from scratch, but it still takes a bit of effort.
- Place the resized actor on the set.
- Drag a normal-sized actor of the same general type (male, female, teenaged male, teenaged female) out of the Object Library and place it on the set.
- Select the normal actor and the object you want your resized actor to have a relationship with, then right-click and choose the desired relationship.
- If the resized actor and the object get glued together when the relationship is applied, select and unglue them.
- Select the resized actor and the regular actor only.
- Click Objects > Swap Object Positions. The resized actor "jumps" into the position and pose of the regular actor, and vice-versa.
- Because the resized actor is, well, resized, his or her pose will most likely need some adjusting to make it interact precisely with the other object. Perform any necessary adjustments.
- If you intend to use your resized actor and the current object in future shots, select both the actor and the object, then right-click and choose "Store New Relationship."